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Concrete Block

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.5 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 16' 5 m
Descent: -72' -22 m
High: 983' 300 m
Low: 927' 283 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Ben Voytko

Technical singletrack connection between Roller Coaster and Iron Gate.

Ben Voytko

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Description

Concrete Block is a technical singletrack trail connecting Roller Coaster and the lower section of Iron Gate, named for several sections of concrete rubble embedded in the trail. You can enter the trail from the Iron Gate side between the bridge drop and the clay pipe, and you'll cross over a narrow bridge above the creek. The other end of the trail can be accessed from the west side of Firelane Trail Extension across from the Roller Coaster crossing.

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May 24, 2020
Klein VerHill
Rode w/ Hayden. Started midway 0.2mi
Apr 20, 2020
Klein VerHill
Clean Ride 0.4mi
Apr 30, 2017
Cameron Whitmire
9mi — 1h 57m
Apr 30, 2017
Jeremy W.
9mi

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 7 votes

#6

in Frick Park

#8016

Overall
  3.9 from 7 votes
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#6

in Frick Park

#255

in Pennsylvania

#8,016

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521 Since Sep 23, 2014
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Photos

South end of Horse Trough Trail has no signage, but starts just above the Lower Riverview sign, next to the two trees bathing in the sun.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
There is a short-very interesting section that is clearly entirely landfill from past construction projects, reminiscent of the yellow brick road.
Oct 18, 2019 near Squirre…, PA
This trail is all about the flow and berms!  Always optimizing custom drainage techniques, trained stewards prioritize sustainable trails for all.
Sep 27, 2019 near Squirre…, PA
You can see the tree canopy opening letting light in to fuel the invasive Japanese knotweed taking over all the undergrowth in this photo.
Oct 18, 2019 near Squirre…, PA
The exit of the trail is a quick turn uphill which can be overgrown with hercules club (thorny stalks which grow into trees) if not maintained regularly.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
South end of Horse Trough Trail has no signage, but dips to the right off the doubletrack of Riverview Trail, just above the Riverview sign.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA

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